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    if I reformatted my computer and i reinstall steam, would steam allow me to just download hl2 from their server, provided that i've already paid for it?

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    Re: hl2 cd keys....

    Yes. Everything is connected to the account name/password.
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    • #3
      Re: hl2 cd keys....

      so i would just have to "reinstall" it through steam's default method?

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      • #4
        Re: hl2 cd keys....

        Yeppers. Just like you got it before.
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        • #5
          Re: hl2 cd keys....

          The many times I had to reinstalled windows. All I had to do was put in my username and pw an I got all my stuff back through steam.

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          • #6
            Re: hl2 cd keys....

            Steam has one of the coolest game implementations I've seen. I like the fact that it's "plug-and-play" in the area that I can archive all my Valve games, stop steam, copy the folders over, and steam picks them up automatically when I attempt to run the game. No more installing a 2 GB game everytime I reformat or re-install Steam.

            By contrast, Steam pisses me off more and more with the failures valve has had in the implementation. I hope they prefect it one day, but when you force clients to update when you want them to, you're bound to have issues.

            On a side note, I am still angered to no end that I cannot even purchase HL 1: Source because I bought HL2 standard. It tells me that I'd have to register another Steam account. WTF is that all about?

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            • #7
              Re: hl2 cd keys....

              I hear hl1 source sucks anyways. People have told me the models are the same and the only thing different is the water. For the record I just beat Hl2.

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              • #8
                Re: hl2 cd keys....

                Originally posted by TheFeniX
                On a side note, I am still angered to no end that I cannot even purchase HL 1: Source because I bought HL2 standard. It tells me that I'd have to register another Steam account. WTF is that all about?
                Yeah, this really pisses me off too. I thought HL1 had great SP.

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                • #9
                  Re: hl2 cd keys....

                  Back to the topic...
                  You can backup your SteamApps folder on another drive (if you have one) or use the backup option for each game accessed by right-clicking the game(s) in the Play Games window.
                  I have a 160GB secondary drive for backups.
                  I believe the backup option allows you to burn the backup to DVD as well.


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                  • #10
                    hl 1 question...

                    lets say i setup a new account for steam. if i buy hl1 retail from a store and installed it on to my computer, would steam recognize it and allow me to download other mods like the original counter strike, day of defeat, and anything else in that category?
                    Last edited by Nightfire; 02-17-2005, 03:10 AM.

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                    • #11
                      Re: Half Life/Steam questions

                      Yes it would.

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                      • #12
                        Re: Half Life/Steam questions

                        I wish the steam backup tool worked... Just reformatted myself, and i backed up my games on 14 CD's. Took almost 3 hours to do, and as soon as i installed steam(Like it said) and tryed the CD, the EXE generated errors, and gave me this:

                        AppName: steamrestore.exe AppVer: 0.0.0.0 ModName: unknown
                        ModVer: 0.0.0.0 Offset: 00000000

                        Aka, the 14's Are now in the trash, thanks alot steaming pile of you know what...
                        Last edited by Black_V!per; 02-26-2005, 12:19 PM. Reason: Im sorry wyz
                        Oyee

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                        • #13
                          Re: Half Life/Steam questions

                          Originally posted by Black_V!per
                          Aka, the 14's Are now in the trash, thanks alot steaming pile of sh!t
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